Refuge from Rushing Waters
It's been 12 years since the Great East Japan Earthquake and tsunami inundated much of Japan's coastline. This episode features innovative architectural designs that were purpose-built to keep people safe in areas of Japan that are prone to flooding or tsunami.

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[Global Trends: Craft Gin Joins Japan's Premium Drinks List]
Yamanashi Prefecture, home to Mount Fuji, is inspiring a distiller of craft gin to use local grapes and other fruit. We explore how craft gin from Japan is looking to attract enthusiasts around the world.

Refuge from Rushing Waters

This rugged and buoyant pod allows a small group of people to quickly take shelter from an oncoming tsunami
Built with a variety of special features including water-proof doors and windows, this house was designed to withstand the damaging waters of a flood

Global Trends

Kishikawa Yuta set up his craft gin distillery in Yamanashi, two years ago
The new product aims for a gin that evokes the scenery of Yamanashi, by using local red wine grapes and grape flowers to create a natural aroma